We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Mama's on Washington Square

1701 Stockton St, San Francisco, CA 94133-2914 (North Beach)
Improve this listing
Ranked #53 of 4,926 restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: American
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
Neighborhood: North Beach
Write a Review

866 reviews from our community

86% Recommend
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Singapore, Singapore
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

There are plenty of breakfast places in The City. But 2 stands out for me. Dotties and this one Mama's on Washington Square. It's smack in between Chinese and the Italian districts and it sits in the corner. Decor is cozy. Once you survived the long line , you step inside and is greeted by the cacophony of scents, eggs... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Anchorage, Alaska
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

We arrived before opening on a weekday and were seated at the communal table in the entry way. We ended up sitting there the whole time without much company. But towards the end, a large party of 7 arrived and wanted our table. Made it hard to enjoy a leisurely breakfast while the hungry family hovered over us, eying our... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
North Palm Beach
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

We went on a weekday at 11:30am and waited for over an hour to be seated. First, you wait outside, then when you are in, you wait in line to order. Then You wait again for your Food to be prepared and then for a Table to open. French Toast was good, as were the Hash Browns. The Fruit Plate... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Kings Park, New York
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This tiny restaurant puts out the best breakfast you will have in San Francisco. The wait time is very lone up to two hours on the weekend . Either get there at 8 when it opens or go for a brunch later. But go and enjoy !

Was this review helpful? Yes
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

A friend suggested Mama's to me. We went on a weekday for a late breakfast. The line was quite long but we decided to wait it out and we were very glad we did. There were 4 of us and we all ordered something different. Everything was great. They have unique omelets that you don't see other places. The pancakes... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

In summary, if you have another option, go there. Hype does not live up to expectations. Arrived at 745am - restaurant meant to open by 8am. Waited till 930am to be seated. Ordered the Dungess Crab Omelette and a slice of Orange Cranberry French Toast. My expectations were over the roof with all the raving reviews about these two. Boy,... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Montclair, New Jersey, United States
19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We waited 90 minutes even though we arrived before opening but it was a Saturday in July...baked goods yes! Anything crab, Yes! Out the jam on the berry bread and go to heaven.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ankara, Turkey
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I went there during my Spring break and it was worth waiting the long line which took almost 1,5-2 hours. However as soon as we were seated, the atmosphere and the food was great. Must go in SF!

Was this review helpful? Yes
New Orleans, Louisiana
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Definitely worth the wait! Outstanding service and delicious food! I had the Mexican omelette, best ever!! While waiting in line we took turns visiting the cathedral down the street and got focaccia across the street!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Arlington, Virginia
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Worth the wait! Get there about thirty minutes before opening for the first seating. Had the French toast combo and it was incredible. Coffee cup never got below half full as the service is top notch.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Mama's on Washington Square also viewed

San Francisco, CA
San Francisco, CA
San Francisco, CA

Been to Mama's on Washington Square? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Mama's on Washington Square, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing